We had an amazing walk this past Saturday with Congressman Hodes, State Senator Bette Lasky, and State Senator Peggy Gilmour. We launched out of the packed AFT 1044 Hall and knocked on union member doors in Nashua.
Hodes On The Trail
Protecting Our Children
Click here to read the Joint Press Release by the American Federation of Teachers, the National PTA, America’s Promise Alliance and the American Association of School Administrators On Redoubling Efforts To Protect Children from Bullying.
News for the US DOL
The Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Treasury published guidance this week to clarify the exemption for group health plans with fewer than two current employees. Two "Frequently Asked Questions" were published in response to questions from stakeholders regarding the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.
A new "Work Hours Calendar" in English and Spanish has been developed to help workers make sure they are properly paid at the end of the work week. The calendar helps workers track their rate of pay, when they start and stop working, and arrival and departure times. This information would prove invaluable during an investigation where an employer has failed to maintain accurate employment records. Designed for use by those who are the most vulnerable workers in the country, the calendar includes easy-to-understand information about worker rights and how to file a wage violation complaint. The calendar can be ordered by calling 1-866-4US-WAGE (866-487-9243).
CWA Calls for Immediate NLRB Decision on CNN Case; 2008 Ruling Found CNN Demonstrated Flagrant Disregard for Workers Rights